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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
July 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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GF relays in Transfer Walsh
Another option is to use 1-1 as a two-way bid: natural or GF relay. We used to do this, and borrowed a lot of the structure from Benoit Lessard. 1-1; 1 = 4+, forcing. Minimum if 5-5. 1NT relay or wants to play opener's ...
GF relays in Transfer Walsh
We used to play 1-1 as a two-way bid: either natural or a GF relay. This was in the context of a natural unbalanced diamond (where we now play 1NT as the relay instead, mostly because of memory issues). I think this would work pretty well vs a ...
GF relays in Transfer Walsh
After 1-1NT you could perhaps do something like the below. It is based on the posted 1-1NT structure, but needed some changes. I assume that you do not open 1 with 5-5 clubs + another, and not with 6 and another 5 card suit. 1-1NT; 2 ...
GF relays in Transfer Walsh
I play 1-1NT as a relay in my Swedish Club system. Our 1 is 11-19 unbalanced, which may have 4 and 5 if 11-16. I think it would work fine though to play these over a wider range. We play 1-2 as non-forcing. The ...
Gazzilli advice?
Louis: Yes, fixed. Ronald: So what do you do with four hearts, or 6+?
Gazzilli advice?
In the variant om Gazzilli/Häxan I've learned, the weak options for responder in this sequence is the following: 1-1NT; 2-- 2 = Short spades, 5+. 2 = 2-3. Perhaps exactly two if you always raise with 3? 2NT = Short spades, exactly four hearts. 3 ...
Best use for artificial 2NT opening
We play it diffently depending on seat and vulnerability. Three different variants: - First seat non-vulnerable it shows a weak preempt in any suit. Our three level preempts are "classic" with two honors. In practice this has worked out okay so far, but I think experienced opponents might try to smoke ...
What is wrong with the Montreal Relay?
I wonder if something like this could work (in a weak NT context): 1-- 1 = 4 hearts. 1 = No major, or 4 spades. Opener bids 1 if having four. 1 = 5+ hearts. 1NT = 5+ spades, forcing. 1--1NT; 2 = Natural, 5+ (1-4-4-4 opens ...
@Ray Alerting passes is an interesting topic, but I feel there would be an awful lot of alerting: When partner passes instead of making a support double, when partner passes instead of making a lead directing double of an artificial bid, etc. If pass shows "DO NOT LEAD A HEART ...
Multi 2!d Continuations
We used to play: Pass = Doesn't promise diamonds. Just shows that we're willing to play 2 undoubled. 2M = a) P/C, b) Natural INV, c) INV+ if opener has other major 2NT = Asking bid, INV+ 3 = Puppet to 3. GF with a suit of our ...
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